Exposed pipes of the 1956 Aeolian-Skinner organ at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in NYC Manhattan, NY.
Exposed pipes of the 1956 Aeolian-Skinner organ at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in NYC Manhattan, NY.
Steven E. Lawson

With Praise and Thanksgiving #1446

…in anticipation of our thoroughly American holiday, these works by some thoroughly American composers.

Hour 1

GERRE HANCOCKFanfare on Antioch; A Laredo Fanfare –Todd Wilson (Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York, NY) Raven 951

ROY SPAULDING STOUGHTONThe Courts of Jamshyd, fr Persian SuiteMary Gifford (1882 Steere & Turner/Pullman United Methodist Church, Pullman, IL) Giffitz 001

NORBERTO GUINALDOThanksgiving & Harvest:  4 Pieces for Organ (We thank you, Lord of Heaven; I praise the earth in beauty seen; Cut down the golden wheat; We gather together) –Norberto Guinaldo (1963 Reuter/1st United Methodist Church, Garden Grove, CA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/23/13)

HOWARD HANSONThe Cherubic HymnGloriae Dei Cantores/Elizabeth Patterson, director; James E. Jordan (Skinner/Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA) GDCD 048

LEO SOWERBYToccataRichard K. Fitzgerald (1964 Möller-2001 Goulding & Wood/Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 8/18/2008)

Hour 2

CHARLES CALLAHANSimple GiftsGregory Butler, piano; David Palmer (1927-1994 Casavant/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, Canada) Palmer 2008

WILBUR HELDThat Lonesome ValleyRobert Murray, violin; Ardyth Lohuis (1954 Austin/Reveille United Methodist Church, Richmond, VA) Raven 923

CHARLES IVES (trans. Faber):  Old Folks Gatherin’, fr Symphony No. 3The King’s Brass; Samuel Metzger (1974 Ruffattti/Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL) Summit 428

RONALD ARNATT:  Sarabande with Variations –Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault (1989 Möller/Roswell United Methodist Church, Roswell, GA) Gothic 49043

HAMPSON A. SISLERRondo Symphonique, Fugue and EpilogueUkraine National Symphony/Arkady Leytush, conductor; Valery Michailuk (1996 Späth/Lysenko Concert Hall, Kiev, Ukraine) MSR Classics 1229

ALEXANDER SCHREINERLyric Interlude –David Kinyon (1968 Aeolian-Skinner/2nd Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, IN) DK 9801

TIMOTHY TIKKERToccata KopanitsaBrad Hughley (2003 Rosales/St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA) Raven 930


Enjoy these other programs from the PIPEDREAMS Archive featuring American composers and/or the topic of Thanksgiving:

            The American Influence (#1423)
            An American Organist’s Christmas (#1251)
            The American Muse (#1247)      
            Variations on America (#1225)
            In Praise and Thanksgiving (#0947)
            The American Muse (#0349)